A First Aid Responder may be a healthcare practitioner, or a member of the public who has undertaken a First Aid Response course incorporating the Cardiac First Response standard. In addition to CFR skills, the First Aid Responder possesses defined skills in the further management of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services. The First Aid Responder is able to assess and manage these patients in accordance with PHECC clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). The First Aid Response standard adopts a uniform approach to interacting with patients and other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the pre-hospital setting. Finally, First Aid Responders must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the process of continuous responder competence and will be required to maintain their skill levels in First Aid Response including CFR at defined intervals.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to re-certify as a first aid responder must complete this 2 day refresher course, this course replaces the QQI level 5 Occupational First Aid

Course Objectives

Learners who successfully complete this Course will:

  • Deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • Provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings.
  • Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations.
  • Recognise and be able to cope with the additional challenges provided by “Special Circumstances” for which additional training must be completed

English is the language in which training is delivered and participants must have a good command of the English language. If participants wish to bring an interpreter they may do so but prior notice must be given to Philip & Son Training Consultants.

Course Programme

  1. Patient Assessment
  2. Incident Procedures
  3. Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)
  4. Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)
  5. Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  6. Care of the Unconscious Patient
  7. Burns & Electrical Injury Care
  8. Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
  9. Information Management
  10. Communications
  11. The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder

the Education & training standards can be found here

Methods of Training

The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills. Training will be delivered on a ratio of 1 mannequin and 1 training AED for every 3 learners as stated in the new standard. All participants receive a comprehensive first aid manual.

Participants: 1 instructor per 6 Students meeting the PHECC education & training standards.

Duration: a Minimum of 12 Hours Training

Assessment/Certification:  Assessment will be by contious assessment & MCQ Exam on completetion you will get a PHECC National Responder Certificate/Card

Instructor: All our Tutors are fully Certified PHECC First Aid Response Tutors with lots of experience

Onsite Training: This course can be in your premise Starting from €75 per person contact us today for a quote

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